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Retirement Resignation Letter of Superintendent Stan Heffner

August 4, 2010

Debe Terhar, President
State Board of Education
c/o Ohio Department of Education
25 S. Front Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215-4183
RE: Retirement Resignation

Dear President Terhar:

This letter constitutes my retirement resignation as State Superintendent of Public Instruction effective at 5:00 pm on Friday, August 10, 2012.

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Departure Statement of Superintendent Stan Heffner

Statement of Stan W. Heffner
Superintendent of Public Instruction

August 4, 2012

Much needed components underway in Ohio’s schools are too important to let anything get in their way. Because I don’t want opponents of reform to be able to twist mistakes I’ve made into roadblocks to Ohio’s reform efforts, I’m stepping aside to deny them even the chance of doing that. Under the State Board of Education’s succession plan, starting at 5:00 pm on Friday, August 10, Michael Sawyers, Deputy Superintendent, will begin leading the Department of Education until the Board names a new state superintendent.

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Statement of State Board of Education President Debe Terhar

August 4, 2012

The following statement may be attributed in whole or in part to
Debe Terhar, President of the State Board of Education of Ohio

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